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 #7430  by DRThiele
 Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:40 am
I need to set up a server or (preferably) workstation to mimic an autoclave wherein:
1 three entities need to be "loaded" into the autoclave before processing can start
2 all three entities are visible in the processing queue
3 all 3 entities are processed and "unloaded" at the same time

I've been able to achieve 1 & 2 but not 3.

My preference would be to have entities accumulate in the input queue before three are loaded, processed and unloaded together

Thanks
 #7431  by GFleurquin
 Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:41 am
An "on entered" process which makes entities wait until there are 3 in the queue + a server of capacity 3 could make what you want, I think.
 #7432  by DRThiele
 Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:54 pm
Thanks ~ this is the approach I've been using but it only achieves 1 & 2. Entities are release separately no mater where I apply the "Wait" process
 #7435  by GFleurquin
 Mon May 02, 2016 4:26 am
I am not sure I understand "released separately". Your 3 entities are processed and then released separately, this is the classic behaviour in a server. But if your server has a capacity =3 and the entities entered it at the same time, they should be released separately but at the same time. If not, there might be a problem in either your capacity, processing time or the "wait" logic...
 #7436  by JBeltran
 Mon May 02, 2016 5:16 am
An alternative approach might be using a combiner upstream to the WS to create a fictional entity, let's call it "block", which contains all 3 objects.
This way, the workstation process a single entity (the block). All 3 original entities enter and leave the WS at the same time, obviously.
Downstream the Ws, you can split the block into its 3 original entities, and it's all done.

Meilleures salutations,